been reading the advice for quite a while but time to ask questions.
How do I get from the billowing white smoke to the thin blue (desirable) smoke?
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I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the
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Glad to have you with us!
As for your smoke problem, we need more info. What kind of smoker do you have? What kind of wood are you using, chunks, chips, splits? How are your vents set? Tell us more with pics of your smoker & we can help.
I have a Brinkman with a side wood box. I used apple wood pcs I cut them out of an orchard myself. They are dried and the pcs range from 1.5" to 3 inches in diameter and about 12 inches long. I smoked a 4 lb picnic and a 4 lb. boston butt. i put them on at 5:45 am this morning and took them off at 4 pm to take them home and put them in the oven to finish them. i was counting on 1.5 hrs per lb. so thought i'd have them for lunch. I might get them for dinner if i'm lucky. I kept the temp at 225 to 240. had a couple swings up to 260 but was able to correct it. My intake was almost all the way shut (maybe a 1/4" open) and the vent was 3/4 open. Very frustrating
welcome to our play pen, these guys will give you a headache with all the great
info they have to share with you. oh and dont do like i did and forget where you placed your
digital camera, cause telling them about how awesome it is with out qview, only
gets empty beer cans thrown at ya.
Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.
This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.
Many of our members have years of experience in smoking meat. They are more than happy helping Newbies learn the art.
We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
this is the place.
Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...
Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.
Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.
Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa
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Tips For New Members.
If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.
If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...